Allison Roberts

Freelance Copywriter & Content Writer

Location:Bellingham, Washington, United States
2 Skills
2012 Edgefield Drive
Bellingham, WA 98229

Writing, Copyediting, Minutes, and Proofreading
Outreach and Community Engagement
Website Management, Blogging, Content Creation
Fund Development, Grant Writing, and Research
Publicity, Marketing, and Media Relations
Proficient in InDesign and Microsoft Office Suite

Proofreader/Editor/Copyediting/Graphic Design/Grant writing, AllisonWrites
Edit, write, proofread publicity documents, websites, reports, and newsletters; Design publicity and outreach materials such as invitations, newsletters, and posters; Grant writing and fund development pieces; Social media and online content

Advancement Associate, Explorations Academy
Designed publicity and outreach materials such as invitations, posters, fund development pieces, and press releases
Created forms, wrote letters, updated handbooks, published newsletters, and designed annual reports
Updated website and Facebook; used online contact management tools and document sharing
Minute-taking for the Board of Directors and the director
Researched and wrote grants and coordinated fundraising events
Created partnerships with businesses and organizations and secured community donations

Program Associate, Whatcom Coalition for Healthy Communities
Coordinated communications, posted website content, and published electronic newsletters
Served on several governing committees to represent nonprofit, education, and leadership issues
Coordinated projects to engage stakeholders and the public in strategic community initiatives
Researched issues, compiled data, and wrote reports and articles for online publication
Wrote and developed hiring and personnel packets

Assistant, Waterfront Futures Project and Budget Advisory Group, City of Bellingham
Provided executive support to the directors for two high-profile citizen advisory groups
Coordinated communications and prepared public outreach materials and presentations
Conducted research, developed website and content, worked with subcontractors, publicized events
Assisted in the development of strategic citizen and stakeholder engagement

Executive Assistant/Correspondence, Washington State Office of Financial Management (2000-2002)
Provided frontline administrative and correspondence support in the Governor’s Budget Office
Researched issues and fielded information requests on the state budget, state agencies, and the Legislature

Education – Bachelor of Arts in Education, Western Washington University
Certificates – Project Management, Bellingham Technical College; Professional Copyediting Certificate, Western Washington University
Training – Leadership Whatcom graduate; Supervision Essentials; Fund Development; Social Media; Grant Writing; Donor Engagement; Developing Highly Functioning Teams; Excellence NW; International Trade and Economic Development Intensive Course; Toastmasters Competent Toastmaster
Service and Community Involvement – Multiple community organizations; Neighborhood boards
Skills (2) Rating
Content Writing